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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Archive: March 17, 2010

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A growing body of scientific evidence links atrazine-contaminated water to adverse health effects on the most susceptible groups of people: infants, pregnant women and fetuses. Samuel Yamin, a public health scientist with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, says the wi ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - The issue of suicide is still discussed in hushed tones, if at all, but two New Hampshire organizations want to change that with a film intended to spark deeper exchanges about the issue. "The Sensation of Sight" will be shown this weekend at free screenings in Derry and Portsmouth, ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Hundreds of union members from across Florida are meeting with their legislators this week to discuss a session they fear is more about corporate tax breaks than caring for Florida families. The Florida AFL-CIO claims bills now being considered by state lawmakers could total mor ...Read More

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - When people are injured and file civil lawsuits, their attorneys often only get paid if the cases are won. Legislation now being considered in Tennessee could further increase the cost of losing a lawsuit, by forcing the losing party to pay both sides' legal costs. Tennessee Asso ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregonians can now check out how their local clinic or hospital is doing in terms of quality care compared to others around the state on a new Web site, www.partnerforqualitycare.org. The site includes rankings – below average, average, or above average – based on nati ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Flooding is top of mind again for Iowa, with roads closed in Des Moines and warnings from the National Weather Service about the high risks of high water this spring. However, it is a topic that seems to have fallen off the radar for the Iowa Legislature. Proposals that would have ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The reward for representing West Virginia children who are caught up in the legal system can be more work, and more trouble getting paid for it, than perhaps those who do it had expected. Shannon Atwell is executive director of Childlaw Services, a nonprofit law firm that provi ...Read More

JACKSON, Wyo. - "Buyer beware" is the name of the game when it comes to deciphering labels and advertising for so-called "green" products, according to Jason Dunlop with the Wyoming chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The group has been holding educational sessions around the state to let pe ...Read More

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